My parents celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2020. We opted to have a family reunion with my siblings and their families to celebrate. It was so nice to get together with almost everyone and enjoy being together! We took some extra precautions due to Covid-19 but had a lovely time. We took the time to update everyone’s family photos, but things are always a little more rushed with a big group.
In the fall of 2020 I traveled to Washington to photograph the wedding of my high school English teacher. I told my mom I was dying to make it to the coast and she made it happen! She booked a hotel for a few nights in Seaside Oregon and we enjoyed our time at the beach. We visited Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, ate dinner at Lazy Susan Cafe, and bought magnets at a tourist shop down the street.
I also wanted to make the most of our time at the beach, and have an excuse to use the trip as a business write off. I scheduled two styled shoots to take place while at the coast! Georgia and Mike drove down for the weekend and we did a foggy elopement styled shoot at Cannon Beach with them. Then the next day, we did a beautiful and earthy shoot with Sidonia and Cory. These two were fearless and it was so fun exploring Short Sand Beach with them! Once those sessions were finished, I made sure to take this other opportunity to snag some photos with my parents.
Even though their wedding anniversary is in the summer time, this was a great opportunity for my parents to have a photoshoot all their own. I treat all my couples the same, no matter their age. So, this blog is full of some fun posing ideas for couples over 60. My parents dressed in perfectly complementary coastal tones. Their Oregon Coast Anniversary session turned out so beautifully with the overcast light.
Next time you’re considering a destination vacation, check out the Oregon Coast and bring me along for some epic photos!